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Public Health Approach to Gun Violence

On page A5 of Tuesday’s Cedar Rapids Gazette was the headline “75 shot in Chicago last weekend.” From 3 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday 12 people were killed and 63 wounded, mostly on the south and west sides of … Continue reading

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Outside The Comfort Zone

In an effort to get outside my comfort zone I tried something new. I went to a media event called “Pints and Politics” at the Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery in Swisher Thursday after my shift at the home, farm … Continue reading

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After Dave Loebsack

You don’t need to be a political insider to understand Dave Loebsack’s days in the U.S. House of Representatives are getting numbered. Loebsack seems likely to dispatch with power his second time opponent, Chris Peters from Coralville, this year. He … Continue reading

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On the Comeback Trail – Asbestos

The Environmental Protection Agency is not what it once was as the Trump administration finishes year two. In addition to public renunciation of the words “climate change,” combined with promotion of fossil fuels which contribute to global warming, Trump’s minions … Continue reading

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Why Don’t Iowa Farmers Export More to Europe?

During a brief appearance at Northeast Iowa Community College in Peosta on July 26, President Trump claimed a trade breakthrough with European allies. “We just opened up Europe for you,” he said. Not so fast! On Saturday, European Union Commission … Continue reading

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Logic, Reason, Decency and Asbestos

Almost no one I know outside of politics is talking about the Nov. 6 election. That seems typical‚Ķ and okay. Most of us try to be organized. At least we pretend to be. We seek to live lives of logic, … Continue reading

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Reynolds Proclaims Weather Disaster – 11 Times

Governor Kim Reynolds proclaimed counties in Iowa to be a disaster because of severe weather. It is time to act on climate. Tornadoes tore through Marshalltown, Pella and Bondurant last Thursday as I got off work at the home, farm … Continue reading

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